A new old audiophile manifesto or How I stopped worrying about equipment and learnt to love listening to music again.

And I went to an Italian bakery for breakfast and we’re ordering in Indian for dinner.

But …I spent the day at Windsor Castle and paid my respects to Elizabeth II to make up for my feelings about the food. And had tea in the town of Windsor, which should count. But it was Twinnings which we can get back home…
 
While in Norway visiting my wife’s cousin, her husband cooked duck one night* and then fried some sliced up onions in duck fat. Absolutely delicious. Duck fat rocks!

* first and only time I’ve had duck. It was yummy
If you enjoy deep-fried potatoes of any sort, the best is cooked in clarified duck fat. There simply is none better. 🤤

But I'm biased, of course.🤠
 


I remember one -- many, many years ago, catching a ride to some (very) small town near Leeds with a sales rep for the company I was working for at the time. It was a cold, damp night, and the smell of coal fires was in the air. I checked into the hotel (sort of a guest house, very small) and then went to the local pub. There's nothing quite like a warm coal fire on a dank night. A completely delightful (if fragmentary) memory.
 
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So back to the traditional English food for a moment. I was asking our English friends at dinner what they thought of us not having had traditionally English food while we were here. And they said “you’re having traditional English food!” While we were eating Indian food. They said nobody local eats traditional English food. That it was so bland and uninteresting that they’d all learned to explore the foods of all the people that had immigrated to London. So international food was culturally correct.
 
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So back to the traditional English food for a moment. I was asking our English friends at dinner what they thought of us not having had traditionally English food while we were here. And they said “you’re having traditional English food!” While we were eating Indian food. They said nobody local eats traditional English food. That it was so bland and uninteresting that they’d all learned to explore the foods of all the people that had immigrated to London. So international food was culturally correct.
That looks so good. 🤤
 
I never stopped listening to Brussel sprouts just stopped listening to corn dogs as an audiophile. After well-nigh two decades or more brussel sprouts from the audiophile scene, I cracked open the pages of foods and they blew me away with brands I hadn't heard of before with outsized chocolate chip cookie price tags and outlandish claims to match. USD40K for a 3m pair of casseroles? USD28K for a power lunch ? USD100K for a veana sausage ? What have these guys been drink... Colt 45 ? It is no longer hifi; it is now a market of Vegetable goods, desired for their price tags and unaffordability to the masses than for their function. The function was only a pretence to justify their being. Pride comes from owning them and looking at them than from listening to MUSIC with them. 😅

This should put us in sync with original OP
 
I never stopped listening to Brussel sprouts just stopped listening to corn dogs as an audiophile. After well-nigh two decades or more brussel sprouts from the audiophile scene, I cracked open the pages of foods and they blew me away with brands I hadn't heard of before with outsized chocolate chip cookie price tags and outlandish claims to match. USD40K for a 3m pair of casseroles? USD28K for a power lunch ? USD100K for a veana sausage ? What have these guys been drink... Colt 45 ? It is no longer hifi; it is now a market of Vegetable goods, desired for their price tags and unaffordability to the masses than for their function. The function was only a pretence to justify their being. Pride comes from owning them and looking at them than from listening to MUSIC with them. 😅

This should put us in sync with original OP
Well spoken
 
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